Mildred Spaulding passed away peacefully Dec. 20 at Tall Pines Nursing Home in Belfast at the age of 99.

She was born October 26, 1911 in Northfield Falls, Vt., the daughter of Pearl E. Pryor and Belle Lennox Pryor. She married William Spaulding in 1935, and they moved to East Barre, Vt. where they lived and raised their family until William passed away in 1967.

She was a long-time member of the Congregational Church and was very active in the ladies auxiliary and taught Sunday School for many years. She was the secretary to the Commissioner of Water Resources for the state of Vermont until her retirement. She moved to Belfast with her daughter and son-in-law, John and Linda Dutcher, in 1999 to be near her family.

She is survived by two children, Phillip Spaulding of Lewiston and Linda Dutcher of Belfast as well as four grandchildren, Christine Kelley and Douglas Domenichelli, both of Belfast, Brian Spaulding of Wellesley, Mass. and Jana Spaulding of Cumberland Center. She also has three great-grandchildren, Nicholas Kelley and Kyle and Daniella Domenichelli, all of Belfast. She had four brothers, Frank, Gerald, Paul and John Pryor and one sister, Madeleine Riddell, all of whom predeceased her.

There will be a graveside service for Mildred in Barre, Vt. in the spring. Arrangements under the care of Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Online condolences may be offered at